Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Birds of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

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This wildlife refuge within El Paso’s city limits abounds with bird life:  244 different species have been recorded to date.  By late November, extensive areas at the park should be flooded, and a nice mix of resident and migratory birds should be present.  Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars.  This field trip will last 2 hours. Meet at Riverside Canal bridge.  From 1-10 take Americas Avenue/Loop 375 south to Pan American, turn left and travel 1.5 miles to the bridge.  For more information, contact John Sproul, 915-747-8663 or jsproul@utep.edu.

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Take a Prehistoric Tour of Fossilized Dinosaur Tracks

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Join Insights’ tour guides who will take you on a three-miles hike through 211 acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks and giant fossil beds from the Cretaceous Period. A long time ago, the Chihuahuan Desert was actually very wet. Millennia of geological activity changed the environment, but you can still see the evidence of dinosaurs here today. Insights’ knowledgeable tour guides can cover a variety of topics associated with our DinoTracks. Please let us know if you would specifically like to learn more about animal tracking, dinosaurs, geology, paleontology, and much more.

Please bring water, a notepad and pen and wear a hat and sunscreen.

You do need to make a reservation. Admission is $15/person and tickets may be purchased HERE. For more information, please contact 915-534-0000 or info@insightselpaso.org.

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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Prehistoric Trackways Discovery Site

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With paleontologist, Colin Dunn, travel back 280 million years to the Early Permian, a time when this area was a tidal flat on the edge of a wide seaway.  Learn about the creatures that lived on the coast and left numerous footprints and trackways in the muds and sands.  From the mighty sail-backed Dimetrodon, to small insects and arachnids, tracks of all sizes have been preserved.  This hike will take visitors up an arroyo to the first major site that these tracks were found and collected, the Discovery Site.  Geology and paleontology of the area will be discussed. Travel on Picacho Ave./ Hwy. 70. At the stop light with Shalem Colony Trail. Go north on Shalem Colony Trail for approximately 5.5 miles. Prior to reaching the Rio Grande, you will reach a county road, Rocky Acres Trail. Turn west on Rocky Acres Trail. Go west approximately ¼ mile to a dirt road entrance on the left-hand shoes. This side. Cross over a cattle guard and continue to the west past the first parking lot to the second. Dress appropriately and remember the outdoor essentials – water, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sturdy is approximately a 3-hours field trip, moderate hike. For more information, contact Colin Dunn at crdunn@blm.gov.

 

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

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Take a 2-hour walk back in time on this 2-miles walking tour of the park.  You will learn about the historic environmental conditions in the Rio Grande valley, restoration and recovery of damaged ecosystems, the plant and animal communities of the park, and the multi-pronged approach to getting water to the park.  Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars.  Meet at Riverside Canal bridge. From 1‑10 take Americas Avenue/Loop 375 south to Pan American, turn left and travel 1.5 miles to the bridge.  For more information, contact John Sproul, 915-7478663 or jsproul@utep.edu.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

★ Visit the El Paso Weather Forecast Office

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See where weather forecasts for our region are made. Visit the El Paso Weather Forecast Office, a National Weather Service center for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  Learn what the meteorologists do and what the mission of the center is. Learn about upper air observation, discuss the radar tower, see each of the forecast stations. The tour will last approximately 1 to 1.5-hours depending on questions and interests of your group. Location: 7955 Airport Rd., Santa Teresa, NM. (MAP) For more information, contact the Center, (575) 589-4088.

After your visit to the Weather Forecast Office, you may want to see the War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport Rd. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Children and students, free.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Prehistoric Trackways Flood Site

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Cathryn A. Hoyt

With paleontologist, Colin Dunn, travel back 280 million years to the Early Permian, a time when this area was a tidal flat on the edge of a wide seaway.  Learn about the abundant marine life that lived off the coast, such as Brachiopods and Ammonites, and what animals left their tracks in the shallow water of the tidal flat.  Additionally, numerous petrified logs and plants have been found in marine sediments.  Why are they in the ocean?  This hike will lead visitors up and over a hill to a scientifically important petrified wood locality, the Site Flood.  Geology and paleontology of the area will be discussed. Directions: Travel on Picacho Ave./ Hwy. 70. At the stop light with Shalem Colony Trail go north on Shalem Colony Trail for approximately 5.5 miles. Prior to reaching the Rio Grande, you will reach a county road, Rocky Acres Trail. Turn west on Rocky Acres Trail. Go west approximately ¼ mile to a dirt road entrance on the left-hand side. Cross over a cattle guard and continue tothe west past the first parking lot to the second. Dress appropriately and remember the outdoor essentials – water, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sturdy is approximately a 3-hours field trip, moderate hike. For more information, contact Colin Dunn at crdunn@blm.gov.

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Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

See Water Well Drilling in the Hueco Bolson

Do you ever wonder where your water comes from? Come see one of El Paso Water’s well drilling sites in action!

El Paso Water will showcase its working APW-4 well with engineering experts on site to explain what it takes to drill for water in El Paso's desert climate.

APW-4 is a test well that will eventually deliver water to the future Advanced Water Purification Facility. 

This is a FREE event and open to the public. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Appropriate clothing required - no shorts or open-toed shoes. 

The well site is located on Carl Longuemare Rd north of Winn Rd. at the elevated reservoir.

Please RSVP to Scott Reinert at sreinert@epwater.org or 915-253-2004.

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Hike to the Only Tin Mines Ever in the United States

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Hike to the only tin mine ever in the United States. Small quantities of tin were produced in the Franklin mountains in the early 1900s. Founded in 1909 and operated by the El Paso Tin Mining and Smelting Company, the mine quickly proved unsuccessful; work was stopped in 1915 after the project failed to yield enough tin and was declared uneconomical. As you hike, learn about the structure and formation of the Franklin Mountains, the geological history that played a significant role in the creation of tin, and the history and excavation of the old tin mine. Meet in the parking lot of Chuck Heinrich Park. (MAP) This is an easy hike but is 6.6-miles round trip. It is dog friendly. Bring plenty of water, snacks or a lunch, wear sunscreen and wear a hat and sturdy footgear.

For more information, contact your field trip leader, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, Jason W. Ricketts, jricketts@utep.edu.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Big Bosque Bird Bash, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

 Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Visit Rio Bosque Wetlands Park at a time when cooler temperatures, widespread water, arriving migratory birds and the first signs of fall color make it a great place for a walk in the park.  Rio Bosque is managed as a natural area, with a goal of establishing at the site a mix of native habitats approximating those once found along the Rio Grande in the Paso del Norte region.  Each year, through natural processes and the work of park supporters, the landscape moves closer towards that goal.  This free community event, sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Bosque, gives you a chance to learn about our river-valley environment through tours, presentations, exhibits and interactive fun for kids.  Event headquarters will be the park’s visitor center.  DIRECTIONS  

For more information, contact Bill Hoover, 915-487-7154 or wd102062@yahoo.com

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

★ Northeast Stormwater System Tour

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Ever wonder how El Paso’s stormwater system captures rain that rolls off the Franklin Mountains? This is your chance to see a combination of channels, basins, ponds and a pump station to learn how millions of gallons of water are collected to prevent flooding.  EPWater Stormwater Engineering Division Manager Gisela Dagnino will host this tour.

Meet in the parking lot of the TecH2O Center at 10751 Montana Ave. (MAP)  EPWater will provide a shuttle for ease of transportation to the multiple facilities.  

Prior to leaving you will watch two short videos describing the need and purpose of the stormwater system and information on the Gateway Ponds. We will begin the tour promptly after the videos, so it is recommended that guests arrive on time.

For the 2018 Stormwater Tour, participants will see:

·         Scheduled Stop - Fairbanks Sediment Catch Structure

·         Scheduled Stop - NE Chanel 2

·         Scheduled Stop - Van Buren Dam

·         Scheduled Stop - Louisiana Dam and Ponds

·         Scheduled Stop - Magnolia Pump Station

In addition to the scheduled stops, our stormwater engineers will point out additional sites like the Northgate Dam visible from the bus, as well as explaining how city streets are designed to transport water during rain events.

The tour is open to guests ages 10+. Appropriate, closed-toe shoes are required since there will be some walking involved as we tour the structures.

We anticipate the tour might last until 12:30pm, so if any participants have any strict time constraints, we will provide maps and they are welcome to follow behind the bus in their own vehicles.

Contact Gisela Dagnino, 915-594-5553, gdagnino@epwater.org.

 

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Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Take a Prehistoric Tour of Fossilized Dinosaur Tracks

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Join Insights’ tour guides who will take you on a three-miles hike through 211 acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks and giant fossil beds from the Cretaceous Period. A long time ago, the Chihuahuan Desert was actually very wet. Millennia of geological activity changed the environment, but you can still see the evidence of dinosaurs here today. Insights’ knowledgeable tour guides can cover a variety of topics associated with our DinoTracks. Please let us know if you would specifically like to learn more about animal tracking, dinosaurs, geology, paleontology, and much more.

Please bring water, a notepad and pen and wear a hat and sunscreen.

You do need to make a reservation. Admission is $15/person and tickets may be purchased HERE. For more information, please contact 915-534-0000 or info@insightselpaso.org.

Event repeats every first Sunday of the month:
Sunday, November 4th (1:00-3:30 PM)
Sunday, December 2nd (1:00-3:30 PM)

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Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

★ Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Concordia Cemetery

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This exciting one-day event at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (MAP), is a cultural and spiritual celebration  commemorating our lost loved ones.  Revelers are dressed in vintage Mexican clothing complete with the traditional Calaveras (Skulls) painted on their faces, with dozens of artisans and vendors, a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, poetry readings and Altares (decorated graves), arts, crafts and Ceremonial Offerings.  Performances by Matachines, Mariachis, Aztec dancers, a Sunset Fire Dance performance, PLUS 10-foot tall Mojingaga skeletons roaming the Cemetery will thrill young and old! Admittance Cost: $5.00 adults; discounts for Military, Students and Seniors over 60 years; kiddos under six free. Dress Calacas or Catrinas! Proceeds benefit Concordia Heritage Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which maintains, preserves and protects the Historic Concordia Cemetery. For more information: Collette Maes at comaes39@aol.com or visit www.concordiacemetery.com.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Alley Plants of Kern Place and Rim Road

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Stroll through the alleys of Rim Road and Kern Place to discover what useful plants are growing there. This plant walk covers any plants we find, including landscaping plants and weeds growing in sidewalk cracks. Meet outside Tippi Teas at Stanton and Boston (MAP) at 9am for a 1-mile walk.  Bring plenty of water and a hat. Contact Dr. Kappus for more information: ekappus@southwestuniversity.edu.

 

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

★ Grand Tour of El Paso Border History

 American Dam, 1937. Note the smelter in the background.

American Dam, 1937. Note the smelter in the background.

Take a grand tour of the El Paso border with Mexico and learn about 175 years of El Paso border history. You will begin at the American Dam Field Office of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) at 2616 W. Paisano. You will take a short walk across the American Canal to Boundary Marker #1. As you read the marker and listen to your guide, Mike Landis of the IBWC, you can straddle the border with one foot in the U.S. and the other in Mexico. From there you will continue east on Paisano to Old Fort Bliss, Hart’s Mill and the historic La Hacienda Restaurant. There Robert Diaz, President of the El Paso Historical Society, will talk about the border history from 1840 to 1900. Finally, you will stay on Paisano and go to the Chamizal National Memorial. There you will explore with Ranger Rodney Sauter the history of how the Chamizal Convention of 1963 finally ended a century-long border dispute.

A map with directions of the tour will be distributed at the American Dam. The best way to access the IBWC field office is to take Executive Blvd. to Paisano and go left. Get into the right lane as quickly as you can. The first turnout on the right will take you to the office at 2616 W. Paisano. (MAP) There is plenty of parking along the road. For more information visit the Celebration of Our Mountains website.

BTW, you may want to have lunch at the newly re-opened Amigos Restaurant, 2000 Montana Avenue (MAP), which was established after La Hacienda closed. The chef and waiters from La Hacienda moved there and the menu is the same. Border history lives on.

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Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

★ Chamizal Cultural Festival

 Portion of mural at Chamizal National Memorial

Portion of mural at Chamizal National Memorial

Come to the Chamizal Cultural Festival, the signature event for the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. Marcial. (MAP) See cultural and history demonstrations, special ranger programs and information booths. This year will also include the First Annual High School Mariachi Competition, sponsored by the Mexican American Cultural Institute.  Connect to the history and traditions of the people who have lived here. Listen to the tales told by native storytellers. Experience the traditions that have endured and come to love the distinct flavors of borderland culture. For up-to-date information keep checking the festival webpage: https://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/chamizalfestival.htm

 

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

★ Aquifer Recharge Field Trip

 Daniel B. Stephens & Associates

Daniel B. Stephens & Associates

El Paso Water has been cleaning wastewater to drinking water quality standards and using it to recharge a local aquifer for 30 years.  Observe where and how EPWater recharges the Hueco Bolson Aquifer.  Learn about underground water resources from Water Resource Engineer Scott Reinert. You will not only have a view on the ground of the basins, but there will be a drone sent up, and people will be able to watch the monitor for a bird’s eye view of multiple basins.  Meet at the Painted Dunes Golf Course parking lot. (MAP) There is minimal walking during this 1.5-hours trip. Bring water, wear a hat 

For more information, contact Scott Reinert, 915-253-2004, sreinert@epwater.org

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Orogrande Mining District

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Description: Visit the dormant Orgrande mining district and have a chance to collect copper minerals, crystals, and other beautiful rocks. Your guide will also explain the geology and natural history of the area. Meet at the Valero on Hondo Pass and Gateway N Blvd. (MAP) We will carpool from there. High-Clearance vehicle such as a pickup truck or SUV is strongly recommended. Also bring sturdy shoes, hat, lots of water, snacks, a collecting pack for rocks, and optional bucket for happy cactus soil. Contact Dr. Kappus for more information: ekappus@southwestuniversity.edu.

The event is sponsored by the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club which meets monthly throughout the year on the first Saturday of the month.  The meetings start at 10.00 AM with the business meeting. The meetings are generally held at 3105 Grant Street, in El Paso.  Occasionally there are no meetings, or the location is changed. For more information, please contact Jean-Claude Linossi, wilbur1111@att.net,

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Karl's Canyon

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Most people know about hiking to the ridge from McKelligon Canyon. But did you know that there is a great way from the westside? Park on Thunderbird Street where the water tanks and golf course are - approximately the 1100 block of Thunderbird. This will be an out and back hike of about 4 miles and 4 hours. The first two miles are all uphill and the last two miles downhill. We will be hiking up to the ridge that will look to the east onto McKelligon Canyon. There is a $2 FMSP fee or use your TX Parks Pass. Bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks and sturdy hiking boots. This hike is dog friendly if you dog has been trained and socialized. Bring doggie bags and water.

Contact person: Carol Brown 915-630-1424

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

★ Watersheds Lecture and Hands-on Activity

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research.utep.edu

 Learn all factors that affect watershed change. Learn how changes occur naturally in Texas Watersheds, as well as human caused instruments of watershed change.  Through the hands-on activity, participants will evaluate the effects of different kinds of land use on wetlands habitats.  The program is part of the TecH2O’s Texas Water Specialist Lecture Series in partnership between El Paso Water and Texas Parks and Wildlife.  Location: TecH2O Learning Center at 10751 Montana Ave. 

Contact Norma Guzman, 915-621-2001, NLguzman@epwater.org. 

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Cacti and Other Desert Plants of the Franklin Mountains

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Take a 2-hours easy stroll along the Tom Mays Trail in the Franklin Mountains State Park and learn about many of the cacti and other succulents of the Franklin Mountains. Meet in the first parking lot to your right after you enter the park.  (MAP) There is a $2 FMSP fee or use your Texas Parks Pass.

For more information, please contact the event leader: EPCC Biologist and co-author of “Cacti of Texas in Their Natural Habitat”, Gertrud Konings, Ph.D., gertrudkonings@gmail.com.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Urban Overnight Bikepacking Adventure

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Combine some mountain biking with camping. You will begin your trek at the Bicycle Company, 3434 N. Mesa #A (MAP) and then ride to a campsite near Magnetic Avenue in city open space.  The ride isn’t long and the camping is in a gorgeous little canyon that is accessible via a short gravel road. There are plenty of flat areas for camping. The next morning you will ride to the Clock on Dyer for breakfast. (MAP)

You must attend a pre-ride gathering on October 7th at 4:30 PM at Newman Park (MAP) to help you get your gear together.

For further information, contact Dave Wilson, 915-471-9232. A Facebook event page has been created: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826374250776751/.

 

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

★ Walk through History Day at Concordia Cemetery

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Visit El Paso's Boot Hill, Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (MAP) and step back in time and meet storytellers dressed in period costume, relating early El Paso history.  Meet, get autographs and photos with John Wesley Hardin, John Selman, Billy The Kid, Texas Rangers, Lady Flo, The Great Western, Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, El Paso’s 1st Mayor and his Indian Princess Bride, Pancho Villa, Judge Roy Bean, Buffalo Soldiers and many more! Don’t miss the Old West Shootouts at the Gunfight Corral, presented by the Award winning gunfight group, Six Guns & Shady Ladies at High Noon and 1:30 p.m.  Enjoy a Tractor-drawn hayride through the cemetery as you visit with the storytellers and the gunfighters!  Fun for the entire family!! Admittance cost: $5.00 for adults, discounts for Military, Students and Seniors over 60 years. Buckaroos and Buckarettes under six get in free. Dress in old west! Proceeds benefit Concordia Heritage Association, a 501c3 organization that maintains, preserves and protects the cemetery. For more information call 915-591-2326 or 915-581-7920 or email pkiddney@aol.com or bordergroup@att.net.

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Thousand Steps Trail to the Stone Hut

Hike the beginning of a New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps project. Start from the end of Stanton Street. It will be an out and back hike of about 4 miles and 4 hours. From I-10 take Executive Center Exit, turn right onto Mesa, take a left at the light onto Brentwood, at the stop sign turn left onto Stanton Street and follow it clear to the end. There is a $2 FMSP fee or use your TX Parks Pass. Bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks and sturdy hiking boots. This hike is dog friendly if your dog has been trained and socialized. Bring doggie bags and water.

Contact person: Carol Brown 915-630-1424

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

El Paso Zoo Raptor Rehabilitation

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Attend the next El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon October Meeting and Program, Monday, October 15, 2018, 7PM at the Centennial Museum, 500 W. University Ave., UTEP. (MAP)  Dr. Victoria Milne, senior veterinarian at the El Paso Zoo, will present an update on the Zoo Raptor Rehabilitation Program. The Zoo has been the primary location in the El Paso region for injured and orphaned raptor care since 2015.  The Zoo treats 150-200 raptors per year, with injuries ranging from fractured bones to electrocutions, and illnesses including West Nile Virus and lead poisoning.  Free and open to the public.

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Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga on the Rocks

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Conducted by Hot Box Yoga, this ever-popular COM event will meet at the Upper Sunset Trail in the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park. (DIRECTIONS) Enjoy all levels of yoga surrounded by our beautiful desert landscape. Bring yoga mats, water and wear sturdy shoes. There will be a $2 charge for entering the Park - a reduction from $5 as a courtesy to Celebration of Our Mountains. For more information, contact Hot Box Yoga, 915-740-9325.

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner, Family & Kids Mountain Biking

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Geo-Betty

Mountain bike through the Billy Rogers Arroyo Park. This 2-miles ride is great for families, kids and beginners. You must have basic biking skills. Bring water, a proper fitting helmet, mountain bike and a yearning to have fun! No riders will be allowed without a helmet. Meet in the El Paso Tennis Club parking lot. (MAP) For more information, contact Brent Sanders, brentep@yahoo.com.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Prehistoric Trackways Discovery Site

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With paleontologist, Colin Dunn, travel back 280 million years to the Early Permian, a time when this area was a tidal flat on the edge of a wide seaway.  Learn about the creatures that lived on the coast and left numerous footprints and trackways in the muds and sands.  From the mighty sail-backed Dimetrodon, to small insects and arachnids, tracks of all sizes have been preserved.  This hike will take visitors up an arroyo to the first major site that these tracks were found and collected, the Discovery Site.  Geology and paleontology of the area will be discussed. Travel on Picacho Ave./ Hwy. 70. At the stop light with Shalem Colony Trail. Go north on Shalem Colony Trail for approximately 5.5 miles. Prior to reaching the Rio Grande, you will reach a county road, Rocky Acres Trail. Turn west on Rocky Acres Trail. Go west approximately ¼ mile to a dirt road entrance on the left-hand shoes. This side. Cross over a cattle guard and continue to the west past the first parking lot to the second. Dress appropriately and remember the outdoor essentials – water, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sturdy is approximately a 3-hours field trip, moderate hike. For more information, contact Colin Dunn at crdunn@blm.gov.

Event Repeats:

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9 AM

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Trace Fossils of Mt. Cristo Rey

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Over 30 types of trace fossils have been discovered and researched by your guide at Mt. Cristo Rey. You may have heard about the dinosaur tracks; but come see what kinds of other trace fossils are found at Mt. Cristo Rey! Meet at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing and we will carpool over to Mt. Cristo Rey. Contact Dr. Kappus for more information: ekappus@southwestuniversity.edu. This field trip is supported by Insights El Paso.

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Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Mount Cristo Rey: Hike through Time

 Photo by Quincy Koetz

Photo by Quincy Koetz

Hike Mount Cristo Rey and hear presentations about the mountain and local history. This is a 5-miles easy to moderate round-trip hike (2-3 hours) and suitable for all ages. The Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee requests a donation of $3 for adults and $2 for children. The hike is sponsored by El Paso Scene. Hike leader is Randy Limbird, editor and publisher of the Scene. Security is provided by the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee.

Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mt. Cristo Rey. To get there, take McNutt Road (NM 273) to Cristo Rey Road, a dirt road about a mile north of where McNutt joins Paisano. (MAP) For more information: 542-1422. No reservation is required.

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Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Do the Fence Trail, Mule Shoe Loop and Cardiac Trail

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Hike some of the fascinating trails on the NE side of the mountains. Meet at Chuck Heinrich Park. Take Jon Cunningham street off MLK Blvd and drive to the end. (MAP) This will be a moderate loop hike of almost six miles, all on-trail, and will take around four hours. There is a $2 FMSP fee or use your TX Parks Pass.  Bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks and sturdy hiking boots. This hike is dog friendly if you dog has been trained and socialized. Bring doggie bags and water.

Contact person: Carol Brown 915-630-1424

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